Hosanna Sunday – March 25, 2018  

 St. Anthony & St. George Mass Schedule: March 25th – April 8th


Hosanna Sunday (Palm Sunday) – St. Anthony & St. George – March 24th – 25th

Sat.     4:00 p.m.  JoAnn Lewis and June Karpovich by Mimi and John Bereznak

Sun.    8:00 a.m.   NO MASS

                         10:00 a.m.   Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas by Pastor


Monday – Wednesday – St. Anthony & St. George Church – March 26th – 28th

Mon.    7:00 p.m. The Rite of the coming to Harbor, with Liturgy

                   Stanley Madaya by John and Barbara Koury


Tues.   7:00 p.m. The Rite of the coming to Harbor, with Liturgy

                   Marcelle Lakkis by Samira Chamoun


Wed.    7:00 p.m. The Rite of the Lamp with the blessing with Holy Oil


Thursday of the Mysteries – St. Anthony & St. George Church – April 13th

Thurs.   7:00 p.m. Washing of the Feet

                   Robert Ruyak by Anne Kasper


Great Friday of the Crucifixion – St. Anthony & St. George Church/Chapel – April 14th

Fri.     9:00 a.m. Anaphora of the signing of the Chalice at St. George Chapel

                 Anthony M. John by Tish Capristo


       6:00 p.m. Procession with cross from St. George Chapel to St. Anthony &

                 St. George Church… Burial begins at 7:00 p.m.


Great Saturday of the Light – St. Anthony & St. George Church/Chapel – April 15th

Sat.    11:00 a.m. Prayer of Forgiveness at St. George Chapel

                 For those suffering from Cancer, Diseases and other Illnesses by Pastor


       6:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass at St. Anthony & St. George Church

                   Special Intention by Pastor


The Glorious Resurrection – St. Anthony & St. George – April 1st

Sun.   10:00 a.m. Joseph Blaum by Family

                   Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas by Pastor


Monday – Friday – St. Anthony & St. George – April 2nd – 6th  

Mon.    9:00 a.m.  Joseph Blaum by Mimi and John Bereznak

Tues.   9:00 a.m.   The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary

                   Stanley Madaya by Subdeacon Crosby and Jackie Sparks

Wed.    –––––––     NO MASS

Thurs.   9:00 a.m.   Marcelle Lakkis by Tish Capristo

Fri.     9:00 a.m.   Holy Souls in Purgatory by A Friend


2nd Sunday of the Resurrection – St. Anthony & St. George – April 7th – 8th

Sat.     4:00 p.m.            Stanley Madaya by Tony and Susan Pointek

Sun.    8:00 a.m.   Joseph Blaum by Frank and Theresa Kasmark

       10:00 a.m.  Stanley Madaya (40 Day Anniversary Mass) by Wife and Family

                   Eranios Atie by Family


Sanctuary Offerings: March 25th – 31st


* To request Sanctuary Offerings Call Sadie Ann Deeb 570-283-0226 *


Bread                                                                      Wine                   

Antoinette Deeb by Bonnie Dwyer                           Antoinette Deeb by Bonnie Dwyer

Peter Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick                      Peter Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick


Sanctuary Candle                                                 

Joseph Blaum by Sadie Ann Deeb                                                        

Peter Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick                                                                            


Offerings to the Parish: The week of March 18th



Collection          Novena           Candles           Energy            Assessment         TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

$ 1,719.00          $ 17.00             $ 59.00            $ 20.00            $ 106.00               $ 1,921.00


Annual Bishop Appeal:  As of March 4th we have received $ 4,940.00.The assessed amount is $ 6,500.00. We have $ 1,560.00 to go, collection ends March 30th.


Thank You and God Bless You!


Feast Days for the Week: The week of March 25th – 31st


Season of Great Lent:                             

Sunday:                     Palm Sunday

Monday:                   St. Gabriel the Archangel, Angel

Thursday:                 Thursday of the Mysteries

                                  St. Cyril of Baalbek, Martyr

Friday:                      Great Friday of the Crucifixion

                                  St. John Climacus, Confessor

Saturday:                  Great Saturday of the Light


                        Confession: Examine your conscience…



Here is a useful question to help you to examine your conscience…  

Have I neglected my Easter duty of receiving Holy Communion or

failed to confess my sins within a year?

A Prayer:  If I were to say I have not sinned, I would be deceiving no one but myself. 

Help me with your grace to examine myself in Your Presence.

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday & Anniversary to…


Happy Birthday!                        

Aaron Thome 3/24                      Gary Decker Jr. 3/24                      Tim Wielgopolski 3/25     

Amy Kamor 4/2                          Larry Alexander 4/2                       Dolores Richard 4/4

Ellen Michael 4/4                         Loralei Becker 4/4                          Patricia Gowan 4/4

Morgan McGrane 4/5                  Terri Karis 4/6                                Mae Thomas 4/8



Happy Birthday and Anniversary to our Loved ones in Heaven!



Parishioners: Please say Prayers for those in need…


Leo Ziegler             Sharon Ellis               Elizabeth Borek               Carol Ann Decker


Sadie Saba             Amy George              Dennis Knepper              Jonathon Knepper


John Becker           Jemiel Grant              Ronnie Kasmark              Mary Bonczewski


Vera Michael          Helen Joseph             Patricia Yanora                Larry Pudloski


Father of goodness and love; hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the

Lord Jesus who healed those who believed.



Lenten Observances 2018


Lenten guidelines for the Maronites on the U.S.:


·  All Maronites who are physically capable are to fast and abstain from meat on Great Friday of the Crucifixion (March 30th, 2018) Fasting in the Maronite Church involves eating and drinking nothing at all (except water and medicine) from midnight until noon. The rest of the day normal meals can be taken, but without meat. On All Fridays during Lent Maronites are to abstain from meat.





Every Monday the St. Theresa novena is held at St. George Chapel. Praying the rosary begins at 3:30p.m., with novena to follow at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!


Your Parish’s News and Upcoming Events


Secretary Hours:   Tuesday 9:15a.m. – 1:30p.m., Wednesday 9:15a.m. – 12:30p.m., and Thursday 9:15a.m. – 12:30p.m. If you need anything call the rectory at 570-824-3599.


Honor Guard Sign Ups:   If you are interested in being a part of the Honor Guard on Holy Thursday and Good Friday please see Sharon Koter in the back of St. Anthony Church. Where there is a sign-up sheet. Thank you!


TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND:   Is someone you love unable to join us at church during this holy time of Lent and Easter? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in Catholic Mass on TV or watch online: PALM SUNDAY AND EASTER TV MASS, WOLF channel 56 (Fox) at 8:00 a.m. ONLINE VIDEO



12th Annual Regional Divine Mercy Sunday:  St. Ignatius Loyola Parish (339 N. Maple Avenue, Kingston, PA) will host the 12th Annual Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on April 8th . We are honored to have as this year’s principal celebrant and homilist, Rev. Pio Mandato and Rev. Leo J. Mc Kernan, pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish will be concelebrant. The Feast Day Coordinator is Cathy Mack. This year’s theme is “Prayer for Peace and Conversion of the Whole World.”Contact Cathy Mack at 570-654-6063 for more information. All are welcome to attend!!


Pilgrimage: There will be a day pilgrimage to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica and the Lourdes Grotto, Emmetsburg, Maryland. This event is scheduled to leave from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville on Wednesday, April 18th. The bus cost is $45.00. There will be a buffet dinner stop, on your own, at Thurmont, Md. interested parties should call Chris Calore for details at 570-824-5621.


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As of


February 18, 2018


February 25, 2018


March 5, 2018


March 12, 2018


March 19, 2018


March 25, 2018


March 30, 2018


Total Collected


Total Due


Amount needed to reach Goal   Due by March 30, 2018





The Bishop relies upon you to help him serve our Maronite parishes, open new missions, train our future Maronite priests, and support our retired priests. Do not confuse this appeal with the blue monthly Diocesan Assessment envelope in your yearly packet. Our parish sends a monthly payment to the Eparchy,

but this Bishop’s Appeal is a separate obligation. Every

family is asked to participate in the Appeal at a level which

      is meaningful for them, and to be as generous as possible.

Please give what God has put in your heart to give.                                       


Thank you for your generosity and may God bless you!